A 28-year-old Gulfport man has admitted selling meth to an undercover narcotics officer and been ordered to serve five full years in prison, Assistant District Attorney Mitch Owen said.
Gulfport police arrested Aaron Wayne Page after his second sale, which was in a parking lot on Three Rivers Road in Orange Grove in 2014, Owen said.
Page pleaded guilty this week on two counts of transfer of a controlled substance in Harrison County Circuit Court.
Judge Roger Clark sentenced Page to 10 years in prison, and suspended five years but ordered five years behind bars without eligibility for early release. The suspended five years will be served on post-release supervision.
Gulfport police narcotics officers began investigating Page and his associates after he sold meth to an undercover officer, Owen said. Later that week, Oct. 9, 2014, an undercover officer met with Page and his source. Page sold more meth to the officer and was arrested.
Page was prosecuted as a habitual offender, which allowed the judge to order a prison term served day for day.
Page has been convicted of burglary of a residence, taking of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, Owen said.